Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris drops us in the middle of a story, but there’s more information incoming.
Bungie has announced a new Destiny comic series, to be published for free on Bungie.net beginning next week.
The first issue is called Fall of Osiris, and tells a story tied to new expansion Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris. Bungie described it as “an Osiris and Ikora origin story”.
“Osiris was once the champion of the Last City. Vanguard Commander. Seeker of secrets and discoverer of wonders. And then everything changed. How did Osiris go from hero to traitor?” Bungie wrote.
The comic short has been written by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) in collaboration with Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris narrative lead Christine Thompson. The art comes courtesy of “Destiny community fan favorite” Zé Carlos, with a cover by Marcio Takara (All-New Wolverine).
Perhaps it’s natural that Bungie would look to comics to expand the Destiny universe, given that Destiny 2 narrative director Margaret Stohl currently Marvel’s The Mighty Captain Marvel.
One of the recurring criticisms of Destiny has been its lack of compelling storylines, and fans are often frustrated that so much is hinted at but not explored. It’s neat that we’ll be learning more about the universe, although one can’t help but look back on Bungie’s promise that all the lore would be in the game in Destiny 2 and laugh a little hollowly.
If you’re interested in the story of the Destiny universe but a bit short on cash, skip the lightweight Curse of Osiris and tune in to the comic series starting next week.
Reckon we’ll hear anything about Lysander, the exiled leader of the disbanded Concordat faction, who protested Osiris’s original appointment to the Vanguard and described him as inhuman and mis-incarnated? The one hinted to be organising a return to the Tower, providing Bungie with some hot story hooks to start building towards a meaningful ongoing storyline?
No, me either.